Appointment of Chairperson to the Pyrite Resolution Board

Candidates for the Chair of the Pyrite Resolution Board must have:

• Extensive experience at a senior level which demonstrates that the applicant has a knowledge and experience of civil engineering, construction or project management;

• Significant corporate governance and compliance experience at a senior level, preferably with an understanding of the governance requirements of public bodies;

• Previous experience of board membership.

In addition to the required skills set out above, the following skills and experience would be considered advantageous for the chair of the Pyrite Resolution Board to have:

• Knowledge/ experience of pyrite remediation;

• Previous experience as chair of a similar body.

Candidate’s attention is drawn to the general details of the role of Chairperson as set out on page 18 of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies.

Section 11 of the Pyrite Resolution Act 2013 does not provide that membership be drawn from specific professions or organisations.
The Schedule to the Act does provide that membership of the Board shall not include:

• a member of a local authority;

• a member of SeanadÉireann;

• a member of either House of the Oireachtas;

• a Judge of the District Court, Circuit Court, High Court or Supreme Court;

• the Comptroller and Auditor General;

• a member of the European Parliament;

• a Judge, Advocate General or Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Union;

• a member of the European Commission; or

• a member of the Court of Auditors of the European Union


1711210_Final Pyrite Resolution Board 2.pdf